Minimum of two presents unresolvable relationships throughout these continuous characterised short stories. Tim Winton use’s strong characterised relationships that each separated the meaning between love and hatred. These characters where put situated in many different life time situations that caused emotional pain between many and very few resolved it.
Minimum of Two explores the emotional relationship between husband and wife, a distant love that wasn’t connecting through their beating hearts. They were distant from each other, unable to express their inner feelings and caused a traumatic sexual confrontation by Madigan. A once strong bond turned into a distorted wife that was unable to look at her husband through the disturbing imagery that would haunt her dying loving for him. Their lives were separated into different directions, Greta was put through emotional pain that was unresolvable and Madigan, who is contained in his/ own personal needs that everyone husband needs. Madigan’s unrevealing personal needs were controlling the inner core of Greta’s life; she was heartbroken and put through distress. Greta is forced to be embellished with emotional pain that couldn’t be resolved. Madigan’s pain is dealt with through the short term by planning revenge that would keep him mind off the sexual embellishment that caused his marriage to disintegrate. His revenge countered the purpose; his undermining behaviour causes him to run over two individuals. “He was a dead man” The water was dark explores the emotional pain between mother and daughter, the demanding demeanour of an alcoholic mother causes her daughter’s life to perish into the darkness of the water that went on forever. The regressive relationship causes a barrier in which her daughter perceives upon her mother. The mother’s aggressive attitude and putrid manner for nutritional health, relegates what her daughter’s inner feelings towards her meaning for swimming. Swimming could be that entrapment of...
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